During The Sandman panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, a new trailer was revealed, and with it came so much to see. This new footage features mortals, nightmares, Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer, and even Death herself.
Check out the trailer below:
There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.
Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, THE SANDMAN is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Developed and executive produced by Gaiman, showrunner Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer.
You can also watch The Sandman creator Neil Gaiman break down the trailer right here:
Frame-by-frame, The Sandman comic writer Neil Gaiman watches and takes us through the official trailer for the first season of Netflix’s The Sandman.
According to Netflix, the series starts exactly where the original 1989 comic series did. After decades of imprisonment in the waking world, the King of Dreams (Tom Sturridge) must reclaim his fallen kingdom and his stolen power, and capture his most wayward subjects. If he doesn’t, humanity as we know it could be destroyed. On his journey, he runs into DC Comics characters like John Constantine’s ancestor Johanna (played by Jenna Coleman), historical figures like William Shakespeare, and even the devil (Gwendoline Christie).
The Sandman’s first 10-episode season drops on Netflix on Aug. 5.